BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 3 9999 06666 463 ^Si ~r' m ' •^:f ^ k0^^f' "M t:#- I ^M.# l-)->>-> . K- ' 4 .- ' ^ "¥ ^ LP _^ WILCOX-BROWN-MEDBERY GENEALOGY. 1902. WILCOX-BROWN-MEDBERY GENEALOGY, L Compiled by WILLIAM ALONZO WILCOX. ScEANTON, Pa.: Printed for the Author. 1902. ^ r*> i -f ,? i^ ?- Elmhurst Signal Print. Seventy-five Copies Printed. -5^ • «»* *• *•• » • « • • « • ••'••• T^His genealogy was prepared at the re- quest of the late Dr. William Henry Egle, of Harrisburg, for insertion in an in- tended third volume of his Pennsylvania Genealogies, the publication of which has now been abandoned. The plan of Dr. Egle's work called for the dropping of all lines not represented in Pennsylvania or descended from Pennsyl- vanians. This accounts for the omission of some I would specially have liked to in- clude. To delay printing until I should find time for the correspondence necessary in gathering the data to include them, and time for the rearrangement of the whole, might, I fear, result in no publication at all, so I am constrained to print what I have as it is. An enlarged edition may be looked for at some future time. Acknowledgment is specially due to Hon. Isaac B. Brown, of Harrisburg, and to Enoch Wilcox Vars, of Niantic, R. I., for assistance in the work. Scranton, April, 1902. Page ERRATA. 5. First line, change Medbury to Med- bery. Same correction to be made in two places on page 36. 9. Third line from bottom, 6 should be b. 16. Luarancie should be Lurancia. 20. First line of note: Within the paren- thesis instead of superior figure 2 should be question mark, indicating quaere as to right name. Same correction in first line of second paragraph. 21. Change Glouster to Gloucester. 22. Middle of page, change Buchannan to Buchanan. 29. Change Cavour to Carvor. 't^i>-'^i 36. Change Carvour to Carvor. Wilcox=Brown=Medbfiry Genealogy. !. EDWARD WILCOX is mentioned in Savage's Genealogical Dictionary. Aus- tin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Is- land gives his descendants to the third gen- eration. The best account of him is to be found in a paper read before the Pawca- tuck Valley Historical Society, by Ray Greene Huling, D. Sc. , of Cambridge, Mass., and published in a series of chap- ters on ' ' The Early Wilcoxes " in the Westerly (R. I.) Sun, in April, 1896. For some suggestions as to a possible ancestry of this Edward see "Devon (England) Notes and Queries " for October, 1900, page 102. See also a pamphlet: "The Wilcox Family, " by Rev. S. P. Merrill of Rochester, N. Y. , reprinted from the Nar- ragansett Historical Register for July, 1889. Anc see the Visitation of Leicestershire in Vol. XI'II of the Harleian Society's Publi- cations. Among the children of Edward was a son Stephen. II. STEPHEN^ WILCOX, (Edward^) of Portsmouth, RT., was freeman therein 1658^ H a was of Westerly at the organi- 6 zation of that town in 1669. Was born about 1633 3-^^ died about 1690. He was deputy in General Assembly in 1670 and 1672. (See Denison s Westerly and its Witnesses.) He married Hannah, daugh- ter of Thomas Hazard. (See the Haz- ard Family of Rhode Island by Carohne E. Robinson.) Their children were i Edward, b. 1662, m. Marj, d. of Eobert Hazard, ii Thomas, d. 1728, m. Martha, daughter of same, iii Daniel, m. 1697, Mary Wodell. iv William, m. January 25, 1698, Dorothy Palmer. V Stephen, m. 1704, Elizabeth Crandall. vi Hannah, m. Samuel, son of Jeremiah and Ann (Audley) Clarke. vii Jeremiah, m. Mary, dau. Thomas Mallett Prof. Huling suggests that Bethia Wil- cox, who m. Gershom Cottrell, February 15, 1678, was probably Stephen's eldest child, though her name appears to have been overlooked by Miss Robinson. HI. EDWARD^ WILCOX, (Steph- etf, Edward^ ) of Westerly, b. about 1662, d. 5 Nov. 1 71 5. Was twice married — first to Mary, dau. of Robert and Mary (Brown- ell) Hazard, and gr. d. of Thomas Hazard mentioned above. There were four child- ren of the first marriage. (Mary, Hannah, Stephenu.. and Edward), and six (Sarah, Thonias, Hezekiah, Elisha, Amey and Susannah,) by the second. See Hazard Family quoted above, for dates. The second marriage was to Thomasin, dau. of Richard Stevens, of Taunton, Mass., May I, 1698, by Rev. Samuel Danforth, of Taunton. Lieut. Gov. Edward Wilcox, of Charles- town, R. I., was great grandson of this. Edward. (Gov. Edward^ Joseph^ Ed- ward*.) He was a prominent merchant. Served in the legislature in 1794 and 1823 and many terms between ; was presidential elector in 18 16. IV. STEPHEN* WILCOX, (Ed- ward^ Stephen^, Edward^) of Westerly, m. July 12, 1 7 16, Mercie Randall, dau. of Matthew Randall, of Stonington. Their children were i David, born February 3, 1720. ii Mercie, August 6, 1724. iii Eunice, May ±% 1726. 8 iv Stephen, April 21, 1728. V Valentine, February 14, 1733. vi Isaiah, about 1738. The Randall genealogy gives the names of the first five children only, but I have the original will of Stephen, dated 1753, in which he mentions his wife Mercie and the six children in the order of their age, as above. A memorandum has been sent me from the records in the Newport Historical So- ciety showing Isaiah Wilcox to have been ensign of the First Company of Militia, Westerly, 1775, and Valentine Wilcox a private in Capt. John Gavitt's Company, Westerly, 1776. While the identification is not entirely certain it is probable they were these sons of Stephen and Mercie. The same data appears also at page 322 of Smith's Civil and Military Lists of Rhode Island, 1647- 1800. V. REV. ISAIAH^^ WILCOX, (Ste- phen\ Edward^ Stephen^ Edward') b. Westerly about 1638, (possibly earlier,) and d. March 3, 1793 (or 1795;) was bap. February, 1766 and ordained Feb. 14, 1 771; was first pastor of '* The Wilcox Church" (Baptist), Westerly. In 1785, under his ministry, occurred a great revi- val in which more than two hundred were added to his church. He was a man of much power and influence, and his death at the untimely age of fifty-five years, of small-pox, taken in ministering to one of his church, was much mourned. He m. October 15, 1761, Sarah, dau. of John Lewis of Westerly. Their children were: i Isaiah, b. January 31, 1763. ii Asa, b. Sept. 1, 1764. Was a Bapt. clergyman, D. at Essex, Ct. iii Nathan, b. April 10, 1766. Kemoved in 1792 with his bro. Isaiah to Danube. For partial list of de- scendants to third generation see " Lewisiana " for Januarj^ Feb- ruary and November, 18^4. iv Sally (Sarah) b. December 19, 1767. m. John Barber. V Merov, b. March 23, 1769, d. Sep. 18, 1789. vi Stephen, b. Oct. 10, 1770. His sons Stephen"^, b. May 7-. 1796 and Thomas Jefferson'', -o". Aug. 15, 1800, were merchants and direct- ors in Phenix Bank. Stephen''' 10 was representative, senator and nominated for governor. His son, Stephen^, a manufacturer and an inventor of note, founded and en- dov^ed the Westerly public library. vii Oliver, b. June 26, 1773. He bought from the other heirs the old home- stead at Watch Hill. From Oliver it descended through his daught- er Hannah '^ to her son, Enoch Wilcox^ Vars, of Niantic, who re- cently sold it. viii Prudence, b. March 10, 1775. Married Joshua Vose, 3d. ix Polly (Marv) b. January 8, 1777, d. June 13, 1789. X Lewis, b. Nov. 17, 1780, died in the south. xi Enoch, b. Jan. 4, 1785; d. at George- town, S. C, Jan. 29, 1829. xii Mercy, b. Nov. 27, 1789; m. Hezekiah Lewis; d. at Newville, N. Y., July 20, 1879. VI. ISAIAH^ WILCOX, (Isaiah-\ Ste- phen^ Edward^ Stephen^ Edward^) b. Westerly, K. L, January 31, 1762-3, m. January 22, 1788, Polly, dau. of William and Judith Pendleton. Though less than fourteen years of age at the breaking out of the Revolutionary war, he nevertheless served for short periods in that contest. 11 He enlisted as a minute man about Feb- ruary lo, 1778, in Captain Walter White's Company of Colonel Joseph Noyes' Regi- ment, at Westerly, and was under arms a number of times between that date and the close of the war. After his marriage he re- moved to New London, to Norwich and to Preston, Connecticut, and afterwards to Danube township, Herkimer county. New York. A specially trying experience of his here was the destruction of his house and contents by fire soon after his settle- ment. He lived to the ripe age of 82 years. He was a deacon in the Baptist church and a man highly esteemed in the community. He died at Danube, July 13, 1844. His children were: i Polly, b. Preston, Ct., January 4, 1789. ii Isaiab. b. Preston, November 31, 1790. iii "\Villia;n Pendleton, b. Danube, May 30, 1794. iv Asa, b. Danube, March 9, 1797. Was member of the N. Y. legislature. George Pendleton Wilcox of Lit- tle Falls, N. Y., and Hon. Isaiah Alonzo W^ilcox of Santa Clara, Cal- ifornia, were sons of Asa. V Lydia., b. Danube, October 10, 1799. vi Nancy, b. Danube, Jan. 31, 1802. 12 vii Nathan Pendleton, b. Danube, May 3, 1804. Note. — Major Brian Pendleton was born in England in 1599. He was a soldier in King Phil- ip's war and some of his letters are preserved in the war archives. In 1664 he was commissioned Cap- tain of the Portsmouth company, and in 1668 made Major. He was a man of prominence and died in 1681. See Austin's Genealogical Dictionary and Wheeler's History of Stonington. He hadbutone son. Captain James Pendleton, born 1627, who married as second wife Hannah, dau. of Edmund Goodenow, April 29, 1656, and died November 24, 1709. Their son. Major Joseph Pendleton, was born Dec. 29, 1661, at Sudbury, Mass. He mar- ried (1) Deborah Miner, July 8, 1696, and she having died Sept. 8, 1697, he married (2) Patience, dau. of Capt. Wm. Potts of New London, Dec. 11, 1700. Major Joseph died Sept. 20, 1706. See Arnold's Vital Statistics of Rhode Island. Major Joseph and Patience had three sons, of whom the second was William, afterwards Colonel, born at Westerly, March 23, 1704. Col. William Pendle- ton married Lydia Burrows of Groton, by whom he had nine children, of whom the elder was Captain William, father of Polly, who married Isaiah Wil- cox. The records of the Stonington church (Whee- ler's Hist. First Congregational Church of Ston- ington) show the marriage April 25, 1751, by Rev. Nathaniel Ellis, of William Pendleton and Mary Chesebrough. It has been supposed that the William Pendleton of this marriage was Captain 13 William, and some published geneologies have so given it, but it is now claimed that it was Colonel William, that being his second marriage, and that the wife of Captain William was Judith Carr (or Burdick), whose family has not been learned. Cap- tain William was b. Feb. 4, 1727. In 1769 he went to Maine and settled at Ilesboro, where many of his descendants are still to be found. VII. POLLY WILCOX^ (Isalah^ Isaiah^ Stephen^ Edward^, Stephen^, Ed- ward^) b. Preston, Ct., January 4, 1789, m. November 22, 1806, Isaac Brown, son of Isaac and Esther (Barrington) Brown. They removed early to German Flats, and afterwards to Cicero, Onondaga county, New York. Their children were: i Rasselas Wilcox,b. September 30,1809, d. June 27, 1887. ii Mary Ann, b. June 22, 1811. iii Isaac, born August 3, 1812, d. Dec. 9, 1832. Polly Wilcox Brown died May 17, 1813 and Isaac m. second, Lydia Shaw, and had other children: Gilbert, Sarah, Eliza, and Mason. Isaac died October 27, 1834, aged 51 years. His widow Lydia, died about 1858. Note. — Isaac Brown and Esther Barrington 14 were married by Rev. Joseph Fish, at Stonington, Conn., March 30, 1675. He removed to New York state and died at Cortland in 1836. The}^ had seven children: i Esther, b. March 19, 1776, m. Grinman. ii Bridget, b. September 14, 1777, m. Brown. iii Polly, b. May 6, 1779, m. Joslin. iv Hannah, b. February 1, 1781, m. Randall. V Isaac, b. November 17, 1782, m. Polly Wilcox. vi Alanson, b. June 1, 1784, m. Thomas. vii Eunice, b. February 5, 1786, m. Ward. VIII. WILLIAM PENDLETON^ WILCOX (Isaiah^ Isaiah-\ Stephen^ Ed- ward^ Stephen^ Edward',) b. in Herkim- er county, N. Y. , May 30, 1794. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and was sher- iff of Allegheny county, N. Y. He re- moved in 1822 to Nunda, and in 1831 to McKean county, Pa., where he became the sales agent for Benjamin and Andrew M. Jones, afterwards the McKean and Elk Land and Improvement Company. His work was the inducing of immigration 15 and development of the agricultural and mineral resources of the properties of the company, and he naturally became identi- fied with many of the enterprises of that section of the state. In 1835 he was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Rep- resentatives and was re-elected for three successive terms, serving through Gover- nor Ritner's administration and the ' 'Buck- shot war." He was then elected to the Senate and in 1845 ^^ ^^^ speakership of that body. In 1858 and 1859 he was again a member of the house of representatives. He also served a term as Associate Judge. The latter part of his life was spent on a farm at Williamsville, McKean county. The newspaper notices of his death speak of his public services, the purity of his public and private life, his abihties, his generosity, his commanding appearance and the evenness of his cheerful, genial disposition. He died at Port Allegany, April 13, 1868. He was first married to Betsey Payne, by whom he had three children : i Elvira Zeviah, b. Danube, Dec. 29, 1815. ii Alonzo Isaiah, b. Danube, Mar. 22,1819. 16 iii Clarissa Prudelia, b. 1821, died unmar- ried January 9, 1845. His wife Betsey died, and he married in 1824, Esther Swift, born in Tolland, Con- necticut, who had removed with her par- ents to Onondaga county. New York. She died at Port Allegheny, Pa., January 5, 1 88 1, aged 79 years. There were no child- ren of the second marriage. IX. NATHAN PENDLETON^ WIL- COX, (Isaiah^ Isaiah'^ Stephen^ Edward^ Stephen^ Edward*) b. Herkimer county, N. Y., May 3, 1804, removed to Nunda, N. Y. , where he was the architect and builder of the Baptist Church known as the * ' Brick Church. " He married, Oc- tober 9, 1828, Luranciey- daughter of Lt. William and Sarah (Norton) Richardson, of Madison county, N. Y. They had two children: i Thomas Jefferson, b. April 29, 1830; d. July 30, 1830. ii Nathan Pendleton, b. May 16, 1832. He died April 24, 1833, aged 29 years. His widow married William Williams, of 17 Smethport, McKean county, who had a considerable family by a former wife. She survived him and died at Sewickley, De- cember lo, 1893. X. RASSELASWILCOX^ BROWN, (Polly^ Wilcox, Isaiah^, Isaiah^ Stephen^ Edward^, Stephen^, Edward^) was born at German Flats, N. Y. , Sept. 30, 1809, and died June 27, 1887. His wife was Mary Potter Brownell, daughter of Jedediah and Eunice (Watkins) Brownell, and sister of Judge W. S. Brownell, of Smethport, Pa. They were married September 25, 1832, and resided at Rasselas, Elk county. Pa. Their children were: i Jefferson Luther, b. June 25, 1834, at Fort Beaverton, K Y., d. Dec. 12, 1897. ii William Wallace, b. April 22, 1836. iii Olive Jane, b. July 29, 1838; m. Silas W. Mojer. iv Mary Ann, b. Nov. 11, 1840; m. Geo. R. Allen, d. July 10, 1897. V Eunice Angeline, b. May 3, 1843; m. Wm. E. Hewitt, of Brockwayville, Pa., Dec. 25, 1865. vi Isaac Brownell, b. Feb. 20, 1848. He joined the Baptist congregation at 18 the age of i8 and remained a steadfast, consistent member until his death. In pohtics he was a Whig and a strong sup- porter of the Repubhcan party from its organization. All his sons were in the army, the youngest entering the service with his father's consent at the age of fif- teen years. In 1837 Mr. Brown and his brother-in- law, Hon. Wm. S. Brownell, walked from Onondaga county, N. Y. , to Elk county, Pa., then a wilderness. Both have been prominently identified with the develop- ment of Northwestern Pennsylvania. He was a man of much energy and enterprise, of great firmness of character, affection- ate in disposition, and his probity and integrity were proverbial. Before his re- moval to Pennsylvania he had laid out and cleared the ground for a cemetery in Cicero, Onondaga county, N.Y., and the first in- terment had been that of his brother. It was Mr. Brown's request that he also might be buried there. His sons and sons- in-law were his pallbearers, and an affect- ing and appropriate incident was the read- ing at the grave of the 50th chapter of 19 Genesis, where reference is made to the burial in Canaan of Jacob, by his sons. XL MARY ANN^ BROWN, (Polly^ Wilcox Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Stephen*, Edward^ Stephen2, Edward^) was b. June 22, 181 1, and married Noah Merriam. Their child- ren were: i Polly, m. Seymour Skiff and has child- ren: i Marilla; ii, Mary; iii Ola; iv, Charlie; v, George; vi, Clara; vii, Ella. ii Hollister, had eight children, of whom four are dead. iii Amanda, married to Jefferson L. Brown. See XY. iv Clara, m. H. H. Loomis, has children — i Edward; ii Dora; iii Anna. V Isaac, m. (1) Mary Salisbury, (2) Bettie Dews. Has four children by first and three by second wife. vi Thomas, m. Clara Doane. One child, Mary Doane. vii Ann Eliza, m. Philips Ernhout. One child, Miriam. XII. ELVIRA ZEVIAH^ WILCOX (Wm. Pendleton^, Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Ste- V 20 phen^, Edward^, Stephen"^, Edward-) m. Sept. 26, 1839, Chester Irons Medbery of McKean county, Pa. Their children were: i William Chester, ii AloDzo Harris. They hved in McKean county until Oc- tober, 1883, when they removed with their son Alonzo H. to Beadle county, South Dakota, and remained there with him un- til their death. Her husband died March 17, 1893. She died October 5, 1900. Note. — Joseph (^ Medbery was an exemplary Quaker, a farmer by trade, and a resident of Rhode Island. His wife's maiden name was Harris. He had sons Benjamin, Joseph and Harris. Harris^ Medbery (Joseph?) was born in Rhode Island; m. about 1810, Lydia Irons. By this mar- riage there were two sons, Nelson and Chester Irons. Lydia d. about 1816 and he m. (second wife) Betsey Hawkins. He then moved to Che- nango county, N. Y., and engaged in farming, darying and stock raising. Had also a store and a tannery. Was colonel of State Militia. Children by second wife were: George, who lives on homestead in Chenan- go county. Andrew, died unmarried. 21 Ellen Maria, m. Aaron S. Arnold, lived at Smethport, McKean county, Pa. Emeline, m. Ira Holmes. Elizabeth, m. Washington Holmes. Laura, m. Windsor. Millie, d. unmarried. Chester Irons^ Medbery (Harris^ Joseph^), b. Gloii^;^ E. I., 5th April, 1814, d. in Liberty town- ship, near Cavojrf'r, So. Dakota, March 17, 1893. Was principally engaged in lumber and merchan- tile business at Port Alleghany, Pa. He was a life-long Democrat, as were all the Medberys, and was at one time quite prominent in politics in Mc- Kean county. In the hope that his strong person- ality and irreproachable character would overcome the customary adverse majority he was nominated for associate judge and for congress, and made creditable campaigns but was not elected. He was fearless, generous and charitable and univers- ally respected. After 1883 he and his wife lived with their son, A. H. Medberv, in South Dakota. XIII. ALONZO ISAIAH^ WILCOX (William Pendleton'^, Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Ste- phen^ Edward^ Stephen^ Edward^) born Danube township, Herkimer county, N. Y., March 22, 1819; married, June 2, 1846, Lovisa, dau. of Judge Isaac and Lucy (Warren) Horton. She died at Kendall Borough, Pa., January 3, 1881, aged 65 22 years; he died July 28, 1899, at Hacken- sack, N. J. Their children were: i Clarissa, born, 1847. ii Susan, 1853. iii Ida, 1857. iv William, 1860. of whom all but Ida died without issue. He was a lumberman and oil producer; he located an extensive saw mill in the wilderness of Elk county when he was but a young man, and the town of Wilcox was named after him at the suggestion of Presi- dent Buchancfan, whose friend he was. He was mucn interested in the general development of the section and an active promoter of the Equitable Pipe Line Com- pany, the Tidewater Company, of the Jersey Shore and Pine Creek; Rochester, Nunda and Pennsylvania; Bradford, Bor- dell and Kinsua, and Philadelphia and Erie Railroads. He served as Colonel on the staff of Governor Packer of Pennsyl- vania and again on the staff of Governor Geary; was a member of the lower house in the Legislatures of 1847, 1848 and 1870. He was elected the first two terms as a 23 Democrat; the last as a Republican. All the other Wilcoxes and all the Medberys have been life-long Democrats, Colonel Alonzo I. Wilcox identified himself with the Republican party about the time of the beginning of the Civil war. He was sheriff of McKean county 1881-84. The notable floods of 1 861 destroyed his lumber busi- ness and caused him heavy losses; he re- peatedly lost heavily through endorsements and had his full share of reverses, but they never conquered him ; he never lost heart, and retained throughout his characteristic bouyancy of spirit and generous charitable- ness. He was a man of the broadest sym- pathies, notably hospitable, congenial, lib- eral, deservedly popular and respected. XIV. NATHAN PENDLETON^ WILCOX, (Nathan Pendleton^ Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Stephen^ Edward^ Stephen^ Ed- ward^) b. at Nunda, N.Y., May 16, 1832; married at Coventry, N.Y., by Rev. J. B. Hoyt, October 6, 1856, to Celestine, dau. of John and Nancy (Little) Birge, of Cov- entry. Their children are: 24 i William Alonzo, b. Olean, July 25, 1857. ii Clara Birge, b. Olean, March 28, 1859, unmarried, iii Henry Pendleton, b. Olean, Dec. 28, 1860. iv Anna Janet, b. Nicholson, Pa., July 25, 1862, unmarried. Received his education at Nunda acade- my. Was merchant at Olean, N.Y., and removed in 1862 to Nicholson, Wyoming county, Pa., where he was a hardware merchant for many years and a leading man in the community. For more than thirty-five years he has been an elder in the Presbyterian church, and was commis- sioner to the notable General Assembly of 1869 in New York City when the union of the old and new schools was consummated, and again to the General Assembly of 1879 at Saratoga Springs. He has held many local public and corporation offices. Is a Past Master of Nicholson lodge, No. 438, F. & A. M., and a member of Temple Commandery at Tunkhannock. Of late years he has been largely occupied as a surveyor and conveyancer. 25 XV. JEFFERSON LUTHER^ BROWN, (Rasselas Wilcox^ (Brown) Polly^ (Wilcox) Isaiah^, Isaiah^ Stephen*, Edward^ Stephen^, Edward^), b. June 25, 1834; married to his cousin Amanda H. Merriam in 1855. Died at Wilcox, Elk county. Pa., December 12, 1897. His children were: i Laura Merriam, b. April 1, 1857. ii Emma Gillis, b. Sept. 11, 1860. iii Frank Basselas, b. April 5. 1867. Was for many years a prominent land surveyor. Was a soldier in the Civil war. Had a banking house at Wilcox, first as J . L. Brown and afterwards as J . L. Brown & Co. Was a ruling elder in the Presby- terian church; was a member of the Penn- sylvania House of Representatives for Elk County for the session of 188 1-3. At the same time his brother Isaac was a mem- ber from Erie county and Wallace was in Congress. That while closely bound by a warm brotherly affection, the members of the family were accustomed to think for themselves is shown by the fact that 26 though Jefferson's allegiance to the Demo- cratic party was unwavering, the other two have always been Republicans, and while in church connection Jefferson was a Pres- byterian, Wallace is a Baptist; and Isaac an Episcopalian. XVI. WILLIAM WALLACE^ BROWN, (Rasselas Wilcox^ (Brown) Polly^ (Wilcox), Isaiah^ Isaiah•^ Stephen^ Edward^ Stephen^, Edward^) b. April 22, 1 836, at Summerhill, Cayuga county, N. Y. ; married March 18, 1862, to Ellen Cran- dall. Has one child: i Jessie Lincoln, b. August 20, 1864. Graduate of Alfred University, which institution in 1886 conferred upon him the degree of LL.D. Is a lawyer; was of the famous * * Bucktail Regiment " of the Civil war; was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1873, 1875 and 1876, and member of the 48th and 49th Congress (1883-7) from Pennsylvania; was aide to Governor Hartranft with the rank of colonel. Has been Recorder and Dis- 27 trict Attorney of McKean county, and City Solicitor of Corry and Bradford; was two years Auditor of war department and is now serving in the treasury department at Washington as Auditor of the Navy de- partment. XVII. OLIVE JANE^ BROWN, (Rasselas Wilcox^ (Brown), Polly"^ (Wil- cox), Isaiah^, Isaiah^ Stephen*, Edward^ Stephen^ Edward^b. July 29, 1838; mar- ried March 19, 1863, Silas W. Mayer, merchant of Rasselas. They have had one child, Mary Ann, b. November 4, 1870, died January 4, 1878. XVIII. MARY ANN^ BROWN,(Rasse- las Wilcox^ (Brown), Polly*^ (Wilcox), Isaiah^, Isaiah^, Stephen*, Edward^ Ste- phen^, Edward^) b. Nov. 11, 1840; mar- ried to George R. Allen of Cicero, Onon- daga county, N. Y. A member of the extensive fruit canning firm of Loomis, Allen & Company, of Syracuse, N. Y. They have children: 28 i Bessie Julia, b. Sept., 1859; married John Rapelje June 24, 1884, and died Oct. 27, 1896. ii Chauncey Loomis, b. January 16, 1870; married Florence Worster. iii Wallace Brown, b. October 25, 1874. XIX. EUNICE ANGELINE^ BROWN, (Rasselas Wilcox^ (Brown) Polly^ (Wilcox), Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Ste- phen^ Edward^. Stephen^ Edward^), b. May 3, 1843; married to William E. Hew- itt December 25, 1865. Lives at Brock- wayville, Pa. Have children: i Ella, b. December, 1870. ii Grace C, b. 1883. XX. ISAAC BROWNELL^BROWN, (Rasselas Wilcox^ (Brown), Polly'^, (Wilcox) Isaiah^, Isaiah^ Stephen*, Edward^, Ste- phen^, Edward^) b. February 20, 1848; married June 25, 1870, to Hannah Par- tington. Their children are: i Lillian, b. April 16, 1871; d. September 28, 1891. ii Sara Mary, b. Nov. 24, 1881. iii Easselas Wilcox, b. Dec. 13, 1887. 29 Is a lawyer at Corry, Erie county, Pa ; was in the Civil war and afterwards cap- tain of company A, i6th regiment, N.G. P., and 1884 Judge Advocate of the Second Brigade, N. G. P., with the rank of major; was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 188 1-5. Has since been Deputy Secretary of Internal Affairs of Pennsylvania, except during a short period when he was Secretary by appoint- ment of Governor Hastings to fill an un- expired term. Is now also Superintendent of the Bureau of Railways and one of the members of the State Forestry Reserva- tion Commission. He graduated from Alfred University in 1869, which institution conferred upon him the degree of LL.D. in 1900. XXI. WILLIAM CHESTER^ MED- BERY (Elvira Zevirah^ (Wilcox), William Pendleton^, Isaiah^ Isaiah^, Stephen^ Ed- ward^, Stephen^, Edward^) b. at Smeth- port, Pa., July 5, 1840; married Ophelia C. Fitch, of Port Alleghany, Pa., Sept. 26, 1863; moved, in 1881, to Cavq^r, 30 Beadle county, So. Dakota, and in 1899* to Huron. Have one child: i George Alonzo, born at Port Allegh- any, Pa., July 6, 1865. XXH. ALONZO HARRIS^ MED- BERY (Elvira Zeviah^ (Wilcox), William Pendleton^, Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Stephen^ Ed- ward^ Stephen^, Edward^, b. Smethport, May 27, 1842; married June i, 1870, Kit- tie C. Haight of Angelica, N.Y. Was in the mercantile business with his father in Port Alleghany several years and was County Treasurer of McKean. Moved to Cavour, Beadle county. So. Dakota, in 1873, and engaged in farming; was County Commissioner, and is now County Treas- urer. Have three children, all born at Port Alleghany, Pa. : i Mary Elvira, b. Nov. 7, 1871. ii Walter Alonzo Wilcox, b. Aug. 12,1874. ii William Pendleton Wilcox, b. June 4, 1881. XXIII. IDA^ WILCOX (Alonzo Isaiah^, Wm. Pendleton^ Isaiah^, Isaiah^ Stephen^ 31 Edward^ Stephen^ EdwardS) b. at Wil- cox, Elk county, Pa., in 1857; married in 1882 to Ernest H. Koester, son of G. F. and Mary B . Koester. Their children are. i Maurice Alonzo, b. June 29, 1883, d. Feb. 17, 1889. ii Frederick Ernest, b. May 10, 1887. iii Nina Gildea, b. Nov. 18, 1891. Mr. Koester served a term as District Attorney of McKean county. Pa. , and is at present an active lawyer at Hackensack, N. J., and prosecuting attorney at Bergen county, N. J. XXIV. WILLIAM ALONZO^ WIL- COX (Nathan Pendleton^ Nathan Pen- dleton"^, Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Stephen*, Ed ward^ Stephen^ Edward^), b. Clean, N.Y., July 25, 1857; married April 22, 1885, Katha- rine, dau. of Hon. Steuben and Katharine (Breese) Jenkins of Wyoming, Pa. Their children are: i William Jenkins, b. March 17, 1886. ii Emily, b. January 7, 1889. iii Helen, b. March 4, 1892. 32 iv and v Stephen and Henry (twins) b. Janu- ary 31, 1898. The former died January 7, 1899, and the latter April 23, 1899. The first two children were born at Wyoming, the others at Scranton. He is a member of the Lackawanna County Bar, and has been in active prac- tice at Scranton since i88o. One of the incorporators of the Pennsylvania Bar As- sociation and a member of the American Bar Association. Was a ruHng elder of the Presbyterian Church while at Wyom- ing. XXV. HENRY PENDLETON^ WIL- COX (Nathan Pendleton^ Nathan Pen- dleton^, Isaiah^, Isaiah^, Stephen"^, Edward^ Stephen^ Edward^), b. at Olean, Decem- ber 28, i860; married July 24, 1886, to Rosamond, dau. of Miles Avery of East Lemon, Wyoming county, Pa. Had one child, Esther, born April 19, 1887, died May II, 1902. His wife Rosamond died November 24, 1888; he died January 20, 1899. He was a merchant and registered 33 pharmacist. Member of the Presbyterian church at Nicholson and a Past Master of Nicholson Lodge, No . 438, F. &. A. M. He was splendidly sincere, of the highest in- tegrity, strictly temperate, generous and faithful. Few people have had more friends than he or held them more firmly. XXVI. LURAMERRIAM^^ BROWN (Jefferson Luther^ (Brown), Rasselas Wil- cox^, (Brown), Polly^ (Wilcox), Isaiah^ Isaiah^, Stephen^ Edward^ Stephen^ Ed- ward^), b. April I, 1857. Is the wife of Ermit G. Latta, a manufacturer, of Friend- ship, N.Y. They have three children: • i Jefferson Latta Brown, b. July, 1880; served in Cuba in 1899 as private in Co. L, 202d Regt., N. Y. ii Frank Raymond, b. March, 1888. iii Hubbard Isaac, b. May, 1893. XXVII. EMMA GILLIS^^ BROWN, Jefferson Luther^ (Brown), Rasselas Wil- cox^ (Brown), Polly^ (Wilcox), Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Stephen*, Edward^ Stephen^ Ed- ward^) b. at Wilcox, September 10, i860. 34 June 27, 1889, m. Daniel K. Condon, of Wilcox. Have two children: i Helen Merriam, b. October 6, 1890. ii Catherine Estelle, b. June 30, 1892. XXVIII. FRANK RASSELAS^^ BROWN (Jefferson Luther^ Rasselas Wilcox^ Polly^ (Wilcox), Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Stephen^ Edward^ Stephen^ Edward^) b. at Wilcox, Pa., April 5, 1867. Civil Engineer and President of the J. L. Brown Banking Company at Wilcox. Mar- ried, August 14, 1890, Bertha A., daught- er of A. A. Clearwater. Have one child: i Helen Elizabeth, b. Sept. 7, 1895. XXIX. JESSIE LINCOLN ^^BROWN (William Wallace^ Rasselas W.,^ Polly', (Wilcox), Isaiah*^, Isaiah'^ Stephen^ Ed- ward^, Stephen^, Edward^), b. August 20, 1864. Married Frederick P. Schoonmaker, a lawyer at Bradford, Pa. They have one ^^^^^' i Susie Rae, b. Dec. 12, 1894. XXX. BESSIE JULIA^« ALLEN, (Mary Ann, ^ (Brown), Rasselas Wl, Polly^ (Wilcox) Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Stephen^ Ed- 35 ward^ Stephen/^ Edward^), b. September, 1859, d. Oct. 27, 1897. Married John Rapelje, of Hopewell, N. Y. They have one child: i John Allen Rapelje, b, April 1, 1889. XXXI. CHAUNCEY LOOMIS^^ AL- LEN, (Mary Ann^ (Brown), RasselasWl, Polly ^(Wilcox), Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Stephen^ Edward^ Stephen^, Edward\) b. Janu- ary, 1870; m. Florence Rose Worster, of Syracuse, N. Y. Is manager of the Lo- rain Street Railway. They have one child: i Alfred George Allen, b. Dec, 1897. XXXII. ELLA HEWITT^o EM- HOFF (Eunice Angeline^ (Brown), Ras- selas Wilcox^ Polly^ (Wilcox), Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Stephen^ Edward^ Stephen^, Ed- ward^), born Dec, 1870; m. John Allen of Wilcox. He died. Her second hus- band is Rev. E. E. Emhofl. She has one child by her first husband and one by the second. i John Allen. ii Merriam Emhoff, b. December, 1900. 36 XXXlll. GEORGE ALONZO^^MED- b6rY (William CI, Elvira Zeviah^ (Wil- cox), William P^, Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Ste- phen^, Edward^, Stephen^ Edward^), b. at Port Alleghany, Pa., July 6, 1865. Re- moved with his father to Carvoi/r, South Dakota, and engaged with him m farming until 1896. Elected Sheriff of Beadle county by the Fusionists in 1896 and re- elected in 1898. January 31, 1889 mar- ried Mary Lillian Teets. They have two children. Ethlyn, b. June 18, 1894. William Keith, b. October 11, 1901. XXXIV. WALTER ALONZO WIL- COX^o MEDB0RY (William Chester^ Elvira Ziviah^ (Wilcox) Wm. Pendleton"^, Isaiah^, Isaiah^, Stephen^ Edward^ Ste- phen^ Edward^), b. Aug. 12, 1874, at Port Alleghany. Married Rie Aickerman of Liberty, So. Dakota, Mar. 7, 1900. y * x^ '^"^ V' ***" •^ »:- - « ; 1 -^ t '?: -^^^ ,iic^.o',".i^. ■-■>/^-i^^ «' ^3r-vt t' ■ ^:-^; -^ ^^V' % ■. P:* «.*' ^" ' f -J- «^ .' ,'